- 1giving your attention to something because you enjoy finding out about it or doing it; showing interest in something and finding it exciting interested (in something/somebody) I'm very interested in history. interested (in doing something) Anyone interested in joining the club should contact us at the address below. interested (to do something) We would be interested to hear your views on this subject. an interested audience She was watching with a politely interested expression on her face. There's a talk on Italian art—are you interested (= would you like to go)? He sounded genuinely interested.
- 2in a position to gain from a situation or be affected by it As an interested party, I was not allowed to vote. Interested groups will be given three months to give their views on the new development. There were representatives of all the interested parties at the public meeting.
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NAmE//ˈɪntrəstəd//, NAmE//ˈɪntəˌrɛstəd//, NAmE//ˈɪntrɛstəd//